Oral Surgery

Explore oral surgery topics and its benefits on Cornerstone Dentistry’s blog.

Mouth Ulcers: When to Visit the Dentist for Treatment


Mouth ulcers, those small and often painful sores inside the mouth, can be more than just a nuisance. It is essential to understand what causes them, how long they last, and when they signal a more significant issue. This knowledge helps manage the discomfort and guides you on when to seek professional dental care. What [...]

Mouth Ulcers: When to Visit the Dentist for Treatment2023-12-08T02:34:44-05:00

Malocclusion: Sometimes It Bites


Malocclusion is the dental term for misaligned teeth, a common condition affecting about 200,000 people in the United States every year. Many seek cosmetic solutions to feel better about their smiles, but there are also negative health consequences including pain and discomfort that result from improperly aligned teeth. The most severe cases may require [...]

Malocclusion: Sometimes It Bites2023-12-02T00:52:53-05:00

Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection


Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral cancer, read [...]

Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection2023-10-23T21:47:17-04:00

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums


One of the most common and destructive myths about oral health is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Hardy & Dr. Wilson would like everyone in Anderson to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums—should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch [...]

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums2023-10-23T22:05:29-04:00

Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth


Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth and your life by the time you are mature and supposedly “wise”, wisdom teeth are simply the last set of molars that grow furthest back in your mouth. If you’re experiencing some specific pain in your gums and jaw, you may be wondering if you [...]

Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth2023-10-23T22:08:57-04:00

I’d Rather Have a Root Canal


Have you ever heard someone say, “I would rather have a root canal”? Most of us are used to hearing root canals compared to some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Cornerstone Dentistry would like to set the record straight and talk about how root canals can do some serious dental good. Root Canals Save Teeth Here [...]

I’d Rather Have a Root Canal2023-10-23T22:53:50-04:00

The Importance of Dental X-Rays


The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and much more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats [...]

The Importance of Dental X-Rays2023-10-23T22:54:21-04:00

Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?


We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your Anderson dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Anderson residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the [...]

Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?2023-10-23T23:02:03-04:00

Why Wisdom Teeth Are Not So Wise


Most Anderson folks have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Dr. Hardy and Dr. Wilson have just shown you an x-ray with the dreaded third molars creeping into view. It’s common to hear patients ask how they are removed, but we [...]

Why Wisdom Teeth Are Not So Wise2023-12-20T05:42:39-05:00
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